Intelligent agent for executing delegated tasks

  • US 5,983,200 A
  • Filed: 10/06/1997
  • Issued: 11/09/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/09/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An intelligent agent for executing tasks, at least some of the tasks being date sensitive, and at least some of the tasks being physical commercial transactions which require payment of funds for completion of the task, the intelligent agent comprising:

  • (a) at least one data input device for entering tasks to be executed, at least one of the tasks including a first subtask for executing a physical commercial transaction, and a second subtask for executing a payment of funds related to the cost of the physical commercial transaction, wherein at least some of the first and second subtasks are indicated as being executed at a future date;

    (b) at least one intelligent agent learning module for storing information necessary to execute the tasks including information associated with previously executed tasks;

    (c) at least one calendar and date calculation module for providing date information necessary to execute the date sensitive tasks;

    (d) a computer connected to the at least one data input device, the at least one calendar and date calculation module, and the at least one learning module, the computer receiving the entered tasks, calendar and date information, and learning module information relevant to the tasks, processing the information, and generating instructions for executing the tasks, the computer using at least some of the previously stored information to execute at least some currently requested tasks, the computer including a future task instruction generator for allowing entered tasks, including physical commercial transaction tasks and payment tasks related to the physical commercial transaction, to be executed at a future date; and

    (e) at least one output device connected to the computer for execution of the tasks on the appropriate date, the at least one output device including a first output device to perform the physical commercial transaction on the appropriate date, and a second output device to execute the payment of funds on the appropriate date.

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